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Writers in Belgrade: Zarko Radakovic and Peter Handke

The City of Belgrade recently conferred honorary citizenship on Peter Handke. Zarko Radakovic travelled from Cologne to Belgrade to translate for Handke. After the ceremonies they spent two days hiking in the nature preserve Fruska Gora. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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An Evening with Two Serbian Writers

In Belgrade, on the fourth of June, 1998 (the day after what would have been my brother John’s 47th birthday), the Serbian writer Zarko Radakovic introduced me to his friend, the Serbian writer Dragan Velikic, and to his partner, the … Continue reading

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Dreaming the Southern Slavs

He lay in bed thinking about the new book by Zarko Radakovic and David Albahari,¬†Knjiga o muzici, the “Book about Music.” He couldn’t read it because it was in Serbian. He thought about Albahari’s novel¬†Ludwig, which he had just read … Continue reading

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From the Former Yugoslavia

Before my trip to Cologne and Belgrade, I’ve been reading novels and books of stories by authors from the former Yugoslavia, a somewhat haphazard group of texts all translated from the same language but now, in the years after the … Continue reading

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